Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

Genealogy30 names in two pages of newspaper: Allen, Baisden, Birchett, Bishop, Bridges, Brown, Butler, Cloud, Craig, Davis, Fowler, Griffin, Harper, Higgs, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Melix, Meyer, Morris, Phillips, Rich, Seaver, Smith, Solomon, Span, Tillery, Wehlitz, Wilcher, Williams Location, Newspaper name, Date and Link, followed by full name and age of person and a screen print… Continue reading Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item says Mrs. instead of the woman’s first name? I know I’ve posted about this before but this post is different because it took me a long time to find Mrs Charles Beattie first name. Normally I can find the woman’s name within the obituary or on… Continue reading One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

Don’t you just hate seeing those tiny newspaper items on the family tree? I don’t mean tiny as few words. I mean tiny as not cropped to fit the screen. I do not hate them because you cannot read them, because you can read them, if you click on them a couple of time, the… Continue reading How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

Abram Mckee Banks – obituary leads to knowledge

I came across an obit that had a photo on it and I took a screen print of it. I looked for a family tree to tell his relates about the obit and photo but I did not find a tree so I created a family tree for Abram, to hold his obit. I started adding… Continue reading Abram Mckee Banks – obituary leads to knowledge

Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Once again I found one (1) obituary and with that one obit, I was able to create a tree that has 164 people on it. The obituary I found in the The Free Lance-Star was for “Mrs. Martha E Jett” who died in Stafford County, Virginia on June 11, 1950. There was only one (1)… Continue reading Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Finding one obit in an old newspaper can lead to many more in the same newspaper. It can also lead one to another newspaper from the same town. I was working on a story about newspaper history items; “…don’t feel bad about what is happening in the Supreme Court, the USA has gone through much… Continue reading Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Obituaries in different newspapers

Sometimes you will find an item in the newspaper for a relative and you found it by doing a search, which will pick up the person’s name in the newspaper or by reading the newspaper page by page and seeing the relatives name but it is not highlighted to be picked up. [Below is an… Continue reading Obituaries in different newspapers

Annie Charest – Maine

Charest Family Tree In the Enhanced News Archive blog, I’ve featured family trees that were created to hold an obit, that I found in an old newspaper. Usually when I find one item in a newspaper, I can find some more family items in the same newspaper collection. The Annie Charest family tree is the… Continue reading Annie Charest – Maine

Linda Schrock – 1961 – first date

My first ever real date was when I was in 8th grade back in 1961. I asked Linda Schrock to go to the movies with me… not some regular film at the Redford Theater but a big screen showing at the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit. The movie was “West Side Story”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story_(film) My father… Continue reading Linda Schrock – 1961 – first date

How To Transcribe a news item

Many people will clip an obit from a newspaper and will put it on the tree or post it on a web page but they do not know how to transcribe the information into a useable format. I’ve struggled with this over the many years of working with newspaper items but I now have an… Continue reading How To Transcribe a news item

Maine 1861… or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper. Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for the elusive Uncle Gilman. You are ready to post your findings on FaceBook, to tell the world of your great find… Then… Continue reading Maine 1861… or is it ?

Clifford W Welder 1986 obit – Penn

  The number thirteen (13) may be unlucky for some, but not for this family tree story. I found an obit for Clifford W Welder, in a 1986 Reading, Pennsylvania, newspaper. I took a screen print of the obit and created a tree to hold it. I named the tree: Clifford W Welder obit Aug… Continue reading Clifford W Welder 1986 obit – Penn

Ludington, Michigan newspaper dates

Watch the dates on newspaper items; some can be very tricky. I was cleaning up some of my old files for my “Family Tree List” and I saw a news clip on a tree which was dated March 27, 1971. The item said Harry T. Stolberg was surprised for his birthday. The news clip was… Continue reading Ludington, Michigan newspaper dates

Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

On May 31, 1898 there was a small obituary for Mary Jane Mathews, aka Mrs. M. J. Basore in the “Mansfield Daily Shield” newspaper. The next day June 1, 1898 another item about her appeared in the newspaper but this one also contained a biography of her father Rev. William Mathews. (See below for links… Continue reading Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio